FAQ about the PBA


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Please see below for some of the more commonly asked questions, if you need more information please call us on 09 910 0137 or email us info@pukekohe.org.nz


  • What is a Business Improvement District (BID) programme?
    A BID programme sees businesses in a defined area agreeing to work together to make the business district a more attractive place to do business and to promote this to shoppers, service users, businesses and investors.
  • What does a BID do?
    A BID represents all businesses in a BID area. It receives input and access to Council and further funding. A BID's objectives are to;
    - Develop and Create Business
    - Increase employment and local business investment
    - Enhance the physical environment by keeping it secure and clean
    - Promote the profile of the town
    - Lobby local and central government
  • How are we funded?
    The Association is funded by a targeted rate that is applied to businesses that operate from commercially zoned land. As a BID we have direct access to Council as one of the local board members is required to attend meetings. Bid's are designed to be a partnership between local government, the business community and other stakeholders.
  • Am I eligible for membership?
    Membership is free for commercial properties paying an economic development rate. To see if your business is eligible please click HERE to review the BID boundary map.

    Businesses operating from a non-commercially rated property or outside the BID boundary may apply for Associate Membership to be determined by the Committee. There is an annual charge of $250+GST for this.
  • How do I become a member?
    Once you have established the type of membership you require, please email us at info@pukekohe.org.nz to request a membership form.
  • As a member do I have any commitments or obligations?
    NO - You choose what level of engagement you want to have with the PBA.
  • Is the PBA involved in community initiatives?
    The PBA is tailored towards supporting local businesses. However, we are a major sponsor of the Christmas Parade and also own, upgrade and install the Christmas decorations. We provide free school holiday entertainment with our School Holidays in the Square events and are also involved in other events and services of benefit to our local economy.

If you would like to join the Pukekohe Business Association, please click HERE